2023 Event Management Scholarship Program

Destination NSW has collaborated with Meetings and Events Australia (MEA), the peak body representing the events industry in Australia and developed an Event Management Scholarship Program, which will offer scholarships to people in regional NSW to undertake a Diploma of Event Management.

MEA has developed the SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management, which is designed specifically to accommodate study by distance learning for people already working in the events industry in regional NSW.

Seven scholarships will be offered (one per Destination Network). MEA, Destination NSW and the seven regional NSW Destination Networks will administer the scholarship program.

Applications are currently closed 

Applications for the Regional Scholarships Program closed on Sunday 22 January 2023.

Eligible applications are currently under review and successful scholarship applications will be announced in due course. Individual applicants will be contacted directly with the outcome of their applications. 

About the Diploma

The MEA SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management consists of 20 Units of Competency which are regarded by industry professionals as the skills essential for delivering successful events. Units include topics such as managing projects, preparing budgets and managing finances, customer service and operational planning.

This course is designed to support those who are working in the industry, which is dynamic and cyclical, and provides the flexibility to study complementary to work commitments. It aims to educate and upskill those who wish to gain an Australian events industry practitioner designed and delivered qualification. It provides students with access to industry experts and delivers a learning experience that will equip them for a career in event management.

For more information regarding the Diploma of Event Management course content, please go to the Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) Website.